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Foxconn Looks Beyond Apple With 8K Screens

By Wang Qionghui and Teng Jing Xuan
Industry watchers worry about what the high cost of producing TV panels and the rise of alternative OLED display technology will mean for Foxconn, and whether 8K, rather than augmented reality or virtual reality, really is the future of display technology. Photo: Visual China
Industry watchers worry about what the high cost of producing TV panels and the rise of alternative OLED display technology will mean for Foxconn, and whether 8K, rather than augmented reality or virtual reality, really is the future of display technology. Photo: Visual China

Chen Zhenguo, vice president of Foxconn Technology Group, has spent years overseeing the manufacturing giant’s production of Apple products.

For a long time, Foxconn, which produces four out of every 10 Apple products sold globally, depended on orders from PC-makers and smartphone brands to grow its factory empire.

But when Chen attended the Beijing World Winter Sports Expo in September, he was there to showcase something different — 8K ultra-high resolution display technology developed by Sharp, the century-old Japanese company Foxconn acquired in 2016.

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